Dog Friendly

A list of hikes that are dog friendly but usually require a leash because of the abundant wildlife. I did not include technical hikes or 14,000′ peaks (14er’s) because of the terrain, even though many of them have no dog restrictions.

Shelf Rd was a very scenic canyon drive

Shelf Road (9,494′), Royal Gorge

Shelf Road Gold Belt Tour National Scenic Byway is a dirt road easily passable with 2WD vehicles in good weather ...
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The 12,000' Flat Tops

Flat Tops Scenic Byway (10,343′), Flat Tops

Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway, County Road 8, runs through the northern portion of the Flat Tops Wilderness. Flat Tops ...
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View of Trappers Lake from the Arthur H Carhart Trail

Trappers Lake (9,627′), Flat Tops

Roughly a mile and a half long and half a mile wide, reaching depths of 180 feet, Trappers Lake is ...
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Hayden Pass Road near Villa Grove on the west side

Hayden Pass (10,709′), Sangre de Cristo Range

Hayden Pass road crosses the Sangre De Cristo Mountains between Villa Grove in the west and Coaldale to the east ...
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The Royal Gorge bridge crosses 955' above the Arkansas River

Fremont Peak (7,273′), Royal Gorge

Fremont Peak is the high point along a narrow ridge of hills rising near the eastern edge of the Royal ...
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View back into the valley

The Crags (10,856′), Front Range

The Crags Trail #664 follows Four Mile Creek through deep forests and lush meadows, ending at a rocky dome with ...
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Print of a meat eating Allosaurus

Picket Wire Canyonlands Tracksite (4,403′), Eastern Plains

Picket Wire (Purgatoire) Canyonlands, in the Comanche National Grasslands, is home to the largest dinosaur track site in North America ...
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Sandstone formations in Cathedral Valley

Garden of the Gods (6,400′) Front Range

Garden of the Gods 480 acre park is geologically unique, having one of the most complete and complex exposures of ...
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Crestone Needle

South Colony Lakes (12,000′), Sangre de Cristo Range

South Colony Lakes Basin lies in the heart of southern Colorado's Sangre de Cristo Range. Surrounded by Crestone Needle (14,197'), ...
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From the left to right: Pikes Peak, North Almagre Mountain

Almagre Mountain (12,360′), Front Range

Almagre Mountain is the second highest peak, after Pikes Peak, when viewed from Colorado Springs. Located in the Pike National ...
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View of Mt Rosa

Mt Rosa (11,500′), Front Range

Mt Rosa is located in the Pike National Forest just south of Pikes Peak and is the only cone shaped ...
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Blue Lake and Mt Toll

Mitchell and Blue Lake (11,360′), Front Range

Blue Lake is accessed from the Mitchell Lake trailhead in the Brainard Lake Recreation Area. Brainard Lake itself is a ...
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Cheyenne Mountain from Mt Rosa

Cheyenne Mountain (9,565′), Front Range

Cheyenne Mountain's geological summit lies on the southwestern portion of the mountain. The mountain always intrigued me because the front ...
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Mt Herman

Mt Herman (9,104′), Front Range

Mt Herman is the highest point on the Palmer Divide, just west of Monument, Colorado. It lies along the Rampart ...
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Conditions at the summit

Mt Evans (14,264′), Front Range

Mt Evans can be accessed via the highest paved road in North America, reaching an elevation of 14,130'. The Mount ...
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View southeast

St Vrain Mountain Trail (12,162′), Front Range

The St Vrain Mountain trail straddles the border between the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area (south) and Rocky Mountain National Park ...
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Sunrise on the dunes

Great Sand Dunes National Park (8,700′), Sangre de Cristo Range

The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve contains the tallest sand dunes in North America, rising about 750 feet ...
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Zapata Falls - 30 ft drop

Zapata Falls (9,250′), Sangre de Cristo Range

The Zapata Falls Recreational Area is approximately three miles south of the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve entrance ...
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Scenic American Basin

American Basin to Sloan Lake (12,920′), San Juan Range

The Handies Peak trail to Sloan Lake offers views of American Basin, one of the most scenic basins in the ...
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Devils Head Fire Lookout

Devils Head Fire Lookout (9,748′), Front Range

Note: As of 2020 the trail is open, but the stairs leading to the tower and the tower are currently ...
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Sunset from Windy Point

Spruce Mountain (7,635′), Front Range

Spruce Mountain is located on the Palmer Divide near Palmer Lake, Colorado. It offers great views of the Palmer Divide ...
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Mt Morrison summit view

Mt Morrison (7,881′), Front Range

Mt Morrison stands above Red Rocks park, home of the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater. The mountain can easily be identified ...
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Dog Friendly Hikes
Dog Friendly Hikes